tl;dr to follow. But it pretty much sums up what I want to say, so bear with me.
Sometimes progress can be in the wrong direction, like TNT2 was headed to begin with.
So if the style and design of my maps is so wrong for this project, then you know what? Fair enough. I had a very clear idea for where I wanted TNT2 to head, and obviously whoo and Alter do not share that vision. But surely anyone can see that the texture pack is an absolutely integral part of the map design. So if my maps are so incredibly wrong for this project, and the texture pack is one of the main things that defines those maps, then why would the TNT2 leadership even want to keep the texture pack? Alter and whoo, you guys clearly want to take this project in a very different direction from where I saw it going. And now you guys are free to do that. In truth I can't see any legitimate reason for you to even want to keep the texture pack.
I have spent two years working on those textures, and frankly, I am proud of that work. Given that the pack is up to version 76, that should say something about the level of work that went into it. I want to credit Megamur in particular, as well as hawkwind, Ragnor, Thomas van der Velden, Cage, Blox, Gez and others for their work and advice on getting that pack to its current point. (All people that I worked with and invited to be involved, for the record.)
I am also going to say at this point, that even though I sent whoo dozens of versions of the pack, did I ever once get any feedback?
Yes I admit, my penchant for getting involved in stupid arguments and saying dumb things has not done me any favors, and a lot of the criticism of me is, frankly, justified. For example, the recent shitstorm about my account banning and me pulling my work from this project, yeah I overreacted pretty thoroughly. But bear in mind that it was only a couple of days later that I freely reinstated my permission to whoo to use all of my work. I acted in good faith. Only to have it all thrown out without anyone bothering to tell me.
So now to the point. Soz for the tl;dr.
There has been enough interest from various people for me to consider launching a separate TNT tribute project. It will not be TNT2 (whoo has the rights to make that sequel,) but it will be a tnt sequel of some sort. Truth is, I feel that I owe it to myself, and I owe it to the many other people that I brought into this project, to make sure that their work gets to see the light of day in a quality manner.
I simply ask that the TNT2 leadership have the common decency to not continue to use my years of work, to which they contributed absolutely nothing, for a project that no longer has my permission to use my texture pack (or my maps, haha) in any form. And if they do, then they should be seen as plagiarists and thieves, so lacking in vision and creativity that they are unable to even put together an original texture set.
edit: Tarnsman. I am seeing that little if any of this was really your fault, so I apologise for some of the things I have implied about you, and also some of the things I said directly to you.
Last edited by KiiiYiiiKiiiA on Feb 16 2014 at 00:56